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Wanted: Grey LEGO Pieces for Project

nyrescuenyrescue Member Posts: 4
edited January 2012 in Marketplace
I wanted to inquire and see if anyone has any bulk sets of grey building pieces. 2x2, 1x2, 2x6 and so on, I am building a model of the World Trade Center and at 6 feet tall I have to watch my money as this is going to take thousands of blocks. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks all.

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  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,734
    Moved to Marketplace.
  • DfenzDfenz IrelandMember Posts: 41
    If you are a member of a LUG these are precisely the projects that Lugbulk is designed for. Of course if its 'old grey' you are looking for than that's another matter.
  • nyrescuenyrescue Member Posts: 4
    I was doing some research but this does seem like a difficult process. This is a one shot build and I do believe would take around 35,000 legos for both towers.
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    Contact your local LUG.
  • nyrescuenyrescue Member Posts: 4
    Been on eBay but hard to find mass amounts of 2x2 and 1x2s. I checked with local website but not very much help as alot of down or rarely updated.
  • ButchaButcha New ZealandMember Posts: 45
    If you're in the US, Try get in contact with a Lego store about buying Boxes of PAB. That's probably your best bet :)
  • allmybricksallmybricks Member Posts: 156
    You really have 4 options.

    1) Bricklink.com
    2) Local Lego store w/ Pick a Brick wall... buying PAB elements by the box if available.
    3) Contact Lego directly for a bulk purchase of the bricks.
    4) Join a LUG that participates in LUGBULK and wait. It's a few months between order and delivery. LUGBULK also limits the amount of the elements and cost of the order, so you'd have to have an understanding LUG to take up that much of an allocation... and LUGBULK is meant to help with the cost of creating public displays.

    If you're talking 35000 bricks, you're going to be somewhere between $1750 - $4400 USD depending on the bricks you need and how you source them. (Estimated with $0.05 and $0.125)

    As a price point, I needed (800) 2x2 Bricks in Light Bluish Gray for a MOC last month and paid $0.08 on Bricklink for new ones. I could have gotten ~1250 of them in a case for around $0.06 at a Lego store if they had them and would sell them, but the closest store is 3.5 hours away for me.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    @allmybricks - why not have the Lego Store ship them to you? My local store has told me they ship to anyone who calls and asks, normal shipping rates apply of course.
  • nyrescuenyrescue Member Posts: 4
    Thanks guys I will see what I can do...as you know spending thousand on legos is not exactly in the budget. I will continue to hunt around and see what I can accumulate...I was figuring at 6 feet tall and 13inches wide would run me around 12,000 legos a tower.
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